I began utilizing NAS servers slightly below a decade in the past, and on the time, I used to be searching for a centralized location to handle my media assortment. Up till that time, I had mechanical onerous drives in my gaming machine, however once I switched to SSDs, I made a decision to get a storage server as a substitute — it simply made extra sense to have a devoted machine deal with media storage and streaming.

Hardwired

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In Hardwired, AC Senior Editor Harish Jonnalagadda delves into all issues {hardware}, together with telephones, storage servers, and routers.

I dabbled with FreeNAS (now referred to as TrueNAS) at first, changing an outdated machine with six HDD bays into a house server. Whereas it did the job admirably, I needed one thing smaller, so I bought the DiskStation DS414+ to see how a pre-built NAS enclosure would maintain up. It wasn’t as highly effective as my customized construct, nevertheless it took up a lot much less room, and it had all of the options I used to be searching for.